Ohio State football’s K.J. Hill will not participate in spring practice due to a shoulder injury, but the young wide receiver is doing everything possible to shorten his timetable to return.
That includes pulling a tire around the practice field by a chain. Take a look:
Hill said the idea came from Mickey Marotti, the assistant athletic director for football sports performance, to help keep his legs strong. Apparently, it has worked.
“You go all the way around the field, and you start burning about 10 steps in,” Hill told The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May. “So you do the math.”
Hill understands this rehab mechanism is an unusual one but has no plans of stopping.
“I don’t feel goofy,” Hill said. “I know it’s going to better me and help me with me being out, so I always attack it hard.”
Hill was one of the top Buckeyes wide receivers last season. As a sophomore, he hauled in a team-high 56 receptions for 549 yards and 3 touchdowns.